Sadio Mane, the talented striker of the Teranga Lions of Senegal, proved his worth once again as he scored two goals to help his team beat Brazil 4-2 in a friendly game in Lisbon, Portugal. Mane’s exceptional performance has left the African champions and their fans in high spirits.
Brazil, a five-time World Cup champion, have now lost three of their last four games against African teams. This includes a 1-0 defeat to Cameroon in the group stage of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar and a 2-1 loss to Morocco in a friendly game in Tanger earlier this year. However, the Selecao had bounced back with a 4-1 win over Guinea just three days ago.
In the friendly game against Senegal, West Ham midfielder Lucas Paqueta put Brazil ahead in the 11th minute, but Habib Diallo equalised for Senegal on the 22nd minute. An own goal from Marquinhos in the 52nd minute gave Senegal a 2-1 lead, with Mane making it 3-1 in the 57th minute. Marquinhos scored in the 58th minute to make it 3-2 before Mane got Senegal’s fourth from the penalty spot on 97 minutes.
The game showcased some top-class talent, with Brazil’s team featuring Manchester City goalkeeper Ederson, Newcastle midfielders Joelinton and Bruno Guimaraes, and Tottenham forward Richarlison. Meanwhile, Senegal’s side included Nottingham Forest defender Moussa Niakhate, Chelsea centre-back Kalidou Koulibaly, Leicester midfielder Nampalys Mendy, and Watford forward Ismaila Sarr.
- The victory for Senegal against Brazil is a testament to the team’s hard work and dedication. Mane’s goals are a reflection of his exceptional skills and ability to perform under pressure. As the African champions gear up for future tournaments, this win will surely boost their confidence and leave their opponents wary.